I would really appreciate some help/guidance. Due to an illness early on in 2010 my PGCE was delayed, thus have just finished and qualified. I feel very lucky that I have a job but I really don't know what I have let myself in for and on day 2 am so sceptical whether I can do this. My placement classes were both very lovely and I built up some amazing relationships with them although i felt behaviour was always a tough topic for me. My situation is that I have joined a school where all the teachers have said I have too many, 'characters' too mention. Also what I felt was a very lucky situation to be in having their teacher (that has only been with them since september) for the whole of January before she moves abroad is now turning into panic. She has been a teacher for 15 years and deals with the 10 outrageous children amazingly. She is so positive and happy and praiseworthy and deals with the trouble that occurs every few minutes. In a number of brilliant ways that suits her personality and constant happy demeanor. She is being wonderful with me and making sure the children understand I am a teacher too and I have even tried taken tiny parts of lessons both on my first and second day which my personal feeling were horrendous. I know I need to search for the teaching style that is me but I firstly don't know who that is or if I can contend with taking a renown hard class (said by teachers and senior staff) 1/4 of the way through a year when she is so amazing with them. I feel they will soon see that I am not close to her quality and will not react to me if I am positive and praiseworthy and if I try to be strict a number could quite easily go wild crashing and smashing. The TA who I also feel will see that I am not up to it is also taken up fully with 1 -2 children who are highly volatile with special needs. I don't want to be travelling to work daily contemplating what I am doing becoming a teacher. Please help as I am close to tears which I know is CRAZY.